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INF/Autorun.gen and LNK/Agent.AK - Top Threats Affecting ESET Users in India

INF/Autorun.gen and LNK/Agent.AK - Top Threats Affecting ESET Users in India

ESET Advice Users to Keep the systems Up-to-date with System Patches, Disable Autorun and not to use Unsecured Shared Folders

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BANGALORE / MUMBAI, India - February 28, 2014

ESET, global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers, declared top two threats INF/Autorun.gen and LNK/Agent.AK affecting ESET users in India. ESET also advices users to keep the system patches up to date, to disable autorun and not to use unsecured shared folders.

INF/Autorun.gen:This file contains information on programs meant to run automatically when removable media (often USB flash drives and similar devices) are accessed by a Windows PC user. ESET security software heuristically identifies malware that installs or modifies autorun.inf files as INF/Autorun unless it is identified as a member of a specific malware family.

LNK/Agent.AK is a link that concatenates commands to run the real or legitimate application/folder and, additionaly runs the threat in the background. It could become the new version of the autorun.inf threat.

Top Computer Threats in India for the month of January 2014

Source: ESET ThreatSense.Net® (January 2014)
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